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Medical Lake's Reid Headrick Becomes Coach Gene Blankenship's First Individual Champion

Medical Lake’s Reid Headrick Becomes Coach Gene Blankenship’s First Individual Champion

Gene Blankenship will be the first person to tell you that the way he coaches cross country is for the team. From his days at Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., in the 1980s, through the early ’90s, to being at Medical Lake High School for over a decade, Blankenship has built programs from …

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Ask a cycling coach, "Will I get a lot of benefit from using brand name sports nutrition products - or will any carb do?"

Ask a cycling coach, “Will I get a lot of benefit from using brand name sports nutrition products – or will any carb do?”

By now, we’re all aware of the benefits of properly fueling a bike. When we exercise, we use the fats and carbohydrates (glycogen) stored in our body. While even the leanest professional athlete has more than enough fat stores for one workout, we all only have limited glycogen stores. Glycogen is stored in the liver …

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